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Kuroda Hurls Gem in Yanks' Home Opener

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Hiroki Kuroda said this week that although Yankee Stadium is considered a hitter's park, he knew what he was getting into when he signed with the Bombers.

"That was all part of the package," Kuroda said Wednesday through a translator.
 
It would be hard to blame Kuroda for wondering what all the fuss was about. The righthander blanked the Angels over eight-plus innings in the Yankees' home opener, leading his team to a 5-0 victory.
 
Kuroda erased the frustration of his poor debut last week, tossing eight-plus shutout innings in his first start at Yankee Stadium. Kuroda allowed five hits and walked two, striking out six for his first win with the Yankees.

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